• Zoom revenue bonanza continues into third quarter

    Despite signs that Wall Street may not regard its current hot streak as enduring into the mid term as Covid-19 vaccines become available throughout the major economies, in the here and now, video conferencing firm Zoom is carrying on racking up the revenues as indicated by a strong third quarter.

    For the three-month period ended 31 October 2020, the breakout company of 2020 reported total revenue of $777.2m, up 367% year-over-year, while GAAP income from operations was $192.2m, compared with a GAAP loss from operations of $1.7m in the third quarter of the previous fiscal year.

    After adjusting for stock-based

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  • More than 1,300 teachers trained by National Centre for Computing Education

    The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) has helped train more than 1,000 teachers to deliver the computing curriculum.

    Since its launch two years ago, the NCCE has trained about 1,300 teachers to deliver GCSE computer science classes, and has provided resources to 29,500 teachers from 8,500 primary schools and 3,000 secondary schools.

    Simon Peyton Jones, chairman of the NCCE, said: “The NCCE is playing an important part in re-imagining computing as a foundational school subject like maths and natural science, which all children should learn to equip them for life and work.

    “Computer science is now an explicit

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  • People not offered help to improve digital skills, BCS finds

    More than four out of five adults have not received any support to help them improve their technology skills during the Covid-19 pandemic, BCS has found.

    Research by the Chartered Institute for IT found that 83% of adults have not had any help with their digital skills in the past six months, and many are not confident in using certain types of technology.

    Rebecca George, BCS president, said: “The digital divide is a modern measure of inequality. Over nine million people in the UK lack basic tech skills, which are key to levelling up social inequality and to turbo-charging the

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